By Doug Russell Special to Published Dec 19, 2011 at 11:17 PM

Let me begin by saying that I take marriage very seriously.  As an ordained minister, I take special pride in the couples that I have brought together in Holy Matrimony. Two of my married couples even had babies this past autumn.  Who says that $39 I spent on the internet to become a man of God wasn't worth it!

I have performed weddings in parks, in open fields, and yes, on the ice at the Bradley Center.  Sacrilegious? Blasphemy! What better way to blend your love of each other and your love of sports on Valentines Day!

This from the Milwaukee Admirals and today:

The Milwaukee Admirals are looking for hockey fanatics who dream of getting married on the ice during an Admirals game. This Feb. 14, the Milwaukee Admirals are hosting Weddings on Ice!

Presented by, Radio Now, Robert Haack Diamonds, FunJet Vacations and New York Garlic Knots, Weddings on Ice will be a mass wedding ceremony and vow renewal during the first intermission of the game.'s Doug Russell will officiate the ceremony and one lucky couple will have the opportunity to win a FunJet Vacations trip of a life time for their honeymoon!

"There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends," said Admirals President Jon Greenberg and Homer.

Call Kim Salli today at (414) 227-0800 to book your Wedding on Ice!

In order to participate in the wedding couples must have applied for a marriage license more than eight days and not more than 30 days before the ceremony.

For those who are already married but want to watch this once-in-a-lifetime ceremony, they can purchase tickets for the February 14 game, or any Admirals game, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or by logging onto our website at Groups of ten or more will receive at least $2 off the face value of each ticket.

For more information or to purchase group tickets, fans can call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550 or visit Don't forget to follow the Admirals on twitter (@mkeadmirals) and on Facebook.

Doug Russell Special to

Doug Russell has been covering Milwaukee and Wisconsin sports for over 20 years on radio, television, magazines, and now at

Over the course of his career, the Edward R. Murrow Award winner and Emmy nominee has covered the Packers in Super Bowls XXXI, XXXII and XLV, traveled to Pasadena with the Badgers for Rose Bowls, been to the Final Four with Marquette, and saw first-hand the entire Brewers playoff runs in 2008 and 2011. Doug has also covered The Masters, several PGA Championships, MLB All-Star Games, and Kentucky Derbys; the Davis Cup, the U.S. Open, and the Sugar Bowl, along with NCAA football and basketball conference championships, and for that matter just about anything else that involves a field (or court, or rink) of play.

Doug was a sports reporter and host at WTMJ-AM radio from 1996-2000, before taking his radio skills to national syndication at Sporting News Radio from 2000-2007. From 2007-2011, he hosted his own morning radio sports show back here in Milwaukee, before returning to the national scene at Yahoo! Sports Radio last July. Doug's written work has also been featured in The Sporting News, Milwaukee Magazine, Inside Wisconsin Sports, and Brewers GameDay.

Doug and his wife, Erika, split their time between their residences in Pewaukee and Houston, TX.